Hardware Manuals

Pioneer DJ - DDJ-Ergo  


Firmware & Drivers

Update the firmware of Pioneer DDJ-Ergo to the latest version from

Install the latest ASIO drivers (for Windows only) from http://www.pioneerdj.com/en/support/software/ddj-ergo/#drivers
No Drivers are required for a Mac OSX computer. Mac OS standard audio drivers (Core Audio) will be automatically installed when the DDJ-Ergo is connected to a Mac computer with a USB cable.

VirtualDJ Setup

Download and install VirtualDJ 8 from http://www.virtualdj.com/download/index.html (in case you have not done already)

Once VirtualDJ 8 is launched, a Login Window will appear. Login with your virtualdj.com account.

A Pro Infinity, a Plus or a Pro Subscription License is required to use the Pioneer DDJ-Ergo. Without any of the above Licenses, the controller will operate for 10 minutes each time you restart VirtualDJ.


A detection window will appear next verifying proper connection.

Click on the "Use Soundcard" button and VirtualDJ will apply the pre-defined audio configuration (Speakers need to be connected to the Master Output of the DDJ-Ergo at the rear panel)

Click to OK.

The unit is now ready to operate.

MIDI Operation

The unit should be visible in the CONTROLLERS tab of Config and the “factory default” available/selected from the Mappings drop-down list. The factory default Mapping offers the functions described in this Manual, however those can be adjusted to your needs via VDJ Script actions.

A Pro Infinity or a PLUS license is required to customize the mapping of the unit.

Find more details at


The unit has a pre-defined Audio setup and a special button in the AUDIO tab of Config to provide that. Alternative Audio setups can be applied in the same window (see Advanced Audio Setup).

For further software settings please refer to the User Guides of VirtualDJ 8.